Nobel prize


Gene and Tonic: Excerpt of an Interview with Former President Obama in 2036

Interviewer: Congratulations on the Nobel. I mean the second one.

Obama: Thanks. I really feel like I earned this one for Physiology or Medicine. It took getting another doctorate degree, but I made it happen.

Interviewer: What I’d really like to know, Mr. President--looking back now, why did you do the whole become the president thingy?

Gene and Tonic, July 7, 2016: Vermont's New Law and the Nobel Laureates

On July 1st, Vermont’s GMO labeling law went into effect. All food sold in the state that has been genetically modified has to say so on the label.

While some geneticists are throwing their hands up in the air in total exasperation, others are consulting big food.

“It’s all been genetically modified at some point. So put GM on every piece of food,” reads one consultant’s email. “They’re Vermonters. While you’re changing the labels--which I do understand isn’t cheap--you might as well put, ‘Have a beautiful and pleasant day, Vermont!’”



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